it's bush's fault
has anybody else noticed that for folks on the left, especially ones that don't really follow the news, seem to blame every single ill in this country on bush?

a coworker yesterday was bitching about how much our company's health care plan sucks, which it does. then she started reminiscing about how great her health care plan at an old job was, but, you know, "that was when clinton was in office."

in another conversation about pittsburgh's current financial crisis, someone felt the need to bring up the "bush keeps saying the economy is getting better, but i don't see it". i wanted to choke him. i know this seems obvious to most, but...1. bush dosen't have anything to do with pittsburgh, it's the idiot democrat mayor that's been doing his best to drive this city into the ground for years, and b. the economy *is* getting better, numbskull.

abu ghraib: bush held the leash. dead civilians in iraq: bush fired the gun. a beheaded prisoner: bush may as well have held the knife. 9/11: bush flew the airplane.

somebody the other day blamed the fact that my army recruiter lied about a few things to me when i enlisted on bush. huh? again, with the obvious: a. recruiters lie, it's what they do, 2. bush has certainly never heard of either me or my recruiter, and iii. i enlisted in 1998. in pennsylvania. nobody here had ever heard of george w. then either.

i guess it's some sort of victimization thing, they need a villian to blame the problems in their own life on (because it certainly isn't their own fault if something sucks in their life). and it isn't pc or goes against their preconcieved ideas of the way life works to blame larger problems on radical muslims, or the dems, or the french, or whoever is actually to blame.

but it freaks me right out, none the less. i stubbed my toe, evil chimp. i got fired for showing up drunk at work, damn bush. the shitter just overflowed and now i have to mop up, those evil republicans.

people are weird.


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"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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